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    Globalisation and wage inequalities, 1870-1970

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Paper studies the impact of globalisation on wage inequality in eight now-developed countries during the century prior to 1970, using the same dependent variable and methodology as research on the impact of globalisation since 1970. The results suggest that the impact of globalisation was confined largely to the effects of the pre-1914 mass migrations in the United States and Canada.
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    Living Planet Report 1998

    WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 1998
    Presents a quantitative picture of the sate of the world's natural environment and the human pressures upon it. Specifically, it presents WWF's Living Planet Index (LPI), a measure of the change in the health of the world's natural ecosystems since 1970, focusing on the earth's forest, freshwater, and marine biomes as these contain most of the earth's biodiversity.
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    "If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!": The roots of the East Asian Crisis

    East Asia Crisis Workshop, IDS, 1998
    The primary hypothesis in this paper is that most East Asian economies have been following growth trajectories which involve ever-intensifying competition in external product markets. The financial crisis of 1997-98, whilst clearly having roots in the operations of both global and national financial systems, is in large part a reflection of these long-run growth trajectories.
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    The Economic Valuation of Tropical Forest Land Use Options: A Manual for Researchers

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998
    Manual for researchers in Southeast Asia involved in the economic evaluation of tropical forest land use options. It was developed initially to serve as an aid to Cambodian researchers in the execution of an EEPSEA-financed study of non-timber forest values in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia.
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    Skill, trade, and international inequality

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1996
    Heckscher-Ohlin trade theory suggests that greater openness tends to enlarge inter-country differences in stocks of skill (or human capital), which new growth theory suggests would cause inter-country divergence of per-capita incomes.
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    Poverty and environment: priorities for research and policy

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Objectives of this study are: (a) to provide an analytical overview of existing research and approaches adopted to address interlinkages between poverty and environment; (b) to identify gaps in understanding and potential conflicts between adopted approaches and priorities identified by research; and (c) to highlight policy and research priorities for future action by donors, development agencies
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    Investing in tomorrow’s forests [forest certification]

    WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 1998
    Overview of the commercial benefits of membership in the FSC forest certification scheme, aimed at business managers.Provieds detailed information on both financial and environmental performance of the forest products industry and concludes that companies following rigorous standards of forest management are well placed to grow their business and generate positive results for investors.
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    Namibia: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Report recommends agriculture-sector poliy objective of risk reduction, production stability, and the diversification of agricultural and non-agricultural economic opportunities in the rural areas. The most fundamental problem remains, seven years after independence, the lack of a clear policy, administrative structures and legislation dealing with land allocation, tenure and management.
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    Malawi: Services and policies needed to support sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Malawi’ s smallholder agriculture is facing a crisis, particularly in the more populated south. There is an insidious combination of land shortage, continuous cultivation of maize, declining soil fertility, low yields, deforestation, poverty and high population growth rate.
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    An Assessment of Data on ODA Financial Flows in the Forest Sector

    Overseas Development Institute, 1999
    Presents information gathered on international ODA flows in the forestry sectorLevels of new ODA commitments appear to have risen over the late 1980's, reaching their highest levels in real terms in the 1990-2 period (in excess of 2 billion US dollars, 1996 prices), and subsequently fallen to lower levels.

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